Marco Polo's Journey to China. 2nd Edition
Twenty-First Century Books, 2013年1月1日 - 132 頁
Can one book really change the world? A handwritten manuscript by Marco Polo in 1288 did. Polo, son of a wealthy Italian merchant, wrote about his incredible experiences traveling to China with his father and uncle on a trade expedition, and also about his adventures as an envoy of Kublai Khan, the ruler of most of China. Polo’s book became a bestseller in Europe in the fourteenth century. It was copied over and over by hand, translated into fourteen languages, and became one of the first books to be printed after the invention of moveable type. The tales inspired others—including Christopher Columbus in the fifteenth century—to seek new sea routes for trade. Polo’s adventures—and manuscript—are one of world history’s most pivotal moments.
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The new church, the Basilica San Marco—Saint Mark's Cathedral—contained the remains of the Christian apostle Saint Mark. The church was still being added to when Marco Polo was growing up. It remains a world-famous Venetian landmark.
in 1095 european leaders, urged on by the pope, began the Crusades, a series of wars to gain control of the city of Jerusalem and other Christian holy sites at the eastern end of the Mediterranean sea. at the time, this area was under ...
Saints' days or days marking events in the life of Christ called for solemn masses, parades, and feasting. Saint Mark, the patron saint of the city, was honored four times a year—in April, in June, in October, and especially on January ...
Hangzhou was home to many famous Buddhist mon- asteries and one Christian church. “Stately mansions with their gardens” lined the main street. The most impressive sight was Hangzhou's lake. Chinese poets and artists have celebrated this ...
Before the thirteenth century, few Christians from Europe traveled farther east than the Holy Land or ports along the Black Sea. China was still thousands of miles away, the other side of a vast region dominated by Islamic rulers.
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